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Mermaids Cafe

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4-1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1661
808 821 2026
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved this place! The food was so delicious and they were very helpful and could 'adjust' every dish into a vegan version. I am allergic to peanuts and the chef prepared my dish in a separate pan...I was amazed by the attitude they have!!! And the meals are big, for a reasonable price and really very yummy. Great experience!!!

Thank Maja K
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here twice because the food was of excellent quality and freshly prepared. I had the garden salad and the tofu curry. The salad was impressive with a lot of local ingredients and delicious homemade dressing. The curry also was impressive, though a bit undersalted. The one drawback of this place is it's right on top of a busy... More 

Thank msmeadows
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went twice to this cafe- we liked the chicken (Kapa'a) and fish tacos (tropical) best. The prices are reasonable. Definitely recommend for lunch! There is a bit of outdoor seating or you can also get your food to go.

Thank Melissa F
Eugene, Oregon
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After settling into our room we were hungry. We headed to Kapaa to walk around and find a quick dinner. We chose the Mermaids Cafe, and were not disappointed. The meals were well prepared and tasty. They only have two picnic tables and a short bar with stools. We saw several people picking up orders to go. We will remember... More 

Thank Randy G
Longmont, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the food offered here. While to eating lunch a couple mentioned that they had been stopping by this simple taco stand for over 15 years. There tacos rocked, I will definitely be going back.

Thank christophersmidt
Kerrville, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I visit the island quite often and the Ahi Nori wrap is my favorite of all time anywhere Street food at its best

Thank _bemoore512
Denton, Texas
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is one of our favorite places in Kapa`a for lunch - my wife liked the thai peanut wrap, and I enjoyed the fish tacos. The food was very good, despite it being the only place we visited during our trip that didn't have a "PASS" on the food inspector sign. That was a bit disconcerting, but it didn't stop... More 

Thank MauiBoy99
Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I got tofu tacos and my husband ordered a burrito. Everything smelled and tasted so good. There is a bit of a wait, as it is pretty popular...Highly recommend.

Thank Yoga_Explorer
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Some travellers are wary of eating street food! No need to worry about Mermaids Cafe food. Each dish individually prepared as you wait. All fresh ingredients. We liked it so much we went twice for lunch sharing the ahi, brown rice, etc., wrap. The serve was big enough to share and was more than adequate for lunch. We found the... More 

Thank Bruce G
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I went here twice because it has lots of healthy options. The first time the person who took our order was really rude and seemed put out by having to take our order. The second time a different girl was working and she was much nicer. The food was pretty good, they have a lot of healthy and veg friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Cafe, Asian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1661
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 808 821 2026

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?